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answered What constitutes “wrongful” hesitation in bridge?
Apr
14
answered Has the value of a five-card suit in no trump contracts been demonstrated?
Apr
10
answered Why are bridge games seemingly documented only by the hands and bidding?
Apr
9
comment Why are bridge games seemingly documented only by the hands and bidding?
The play is not particularly deterministic; often there are multiple legitimate lines of play that may be pursued. The example you give here is a bad example, as Bond has arranged to cheat so that he knows all four hands. The defenders are helpless here, as they have no way to take a single trick. If non-cheaters picked up these hands and somehow got to 7CXN, they would probably play it in a similar way as it's the only way to take all 13 tricks.
Apr
9
comment Why are bridge games seemingly documented only by the hands and bidding?
In bridge tournaments, you write down the contracts and the results (number of tricks taken and resulting score). Typically the tournament organizers provide hand records afterward so players may analyze results.
Apr
9
answered Why are bridge games seemingly documented only by the hands and bidding?
Mar
29
comment response with 4 cards in major and long (6+) minor
There's a reason the system bid is 1S. When I'm 4-5-1-2, I'll be upset we got to 1NT or 3NT instead of 2S or 4S, losing 5 or 6 clubs off the top. When I'm 1-5-4-2, I'll be upset that we got to 1NT instead of 2D, again losing all those clubs off the top and getting a bad score at IMPs or matchpoints.
Mar
29
answered In MTG, what happens when a creature enchanted with Soul Link would deal lethal damage to a player?
Mar
29
comment In MTG, what happens when a creature enchanted with Soul Link would deal lethal damage to a player?
Do you mean that Player A has cast Soul Link on Player B's Dauth Marauder?
Mar
29
comment response with 4 cards in major and long (6+) minor
The call you will take in that situation is 2H. Don't try to second-guess the deal. Bid your hand and let your partner bid theirs.
Mar
14
comment response with 4 cards in major and long (6+) minor
An excellent answer! I just wanted to emphasize this point you made in particular: "It is absolutely imperative for bidding success and partnership harmony that proper discipline be exercised in the making of 2-over-1 responses to a suit opening."
Mar
4
answered Playing duplicate bridge against players from some event
Feb
22
comment In Bridge, Do You Count Defensive Points In the Opponents' Suit When Making a Takeout Double?
Re: ABCL card, this is a little misleading. To double by agreement with a hand like this requires checking that box; that agreement may either be explicit, or implicit because you frequently open hands like this. However, if partner's not "in on the joke" (that is, partner has no reason to think you'd have a hand like this), you're permitted to double with this hand.
Feb
8
comment In bridge, should you be more careful with takeout doubles over one spade?
@TomAu Early contract bridge bidding theory aimed to minimize the possibility of negative scores. This might have just been rational for risk-averse players in total-point scenarios (e.g. rubber bridge). It is not rational in duplicate bridge, where you should aim to maximize your expected score. If partner has zero points, getting into the auction is super unlikely to go badly for you. Let me put it another way: If you're unwilling to make a takeout double with that hand, I'd like to invite you to play money bridge against me.
Feb
8
answered What is the “pause” rule for dummy play in tournament bridge?
Feb
5
answered In bridge, should you be more careful with takeout doubles over one spade?
Jan
20
answered Bidding response to convenient minor bid
Dec
31
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Dec
31
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do people build a Magic deck once they have a general starting point?
Dec
27
answered How do people build a Magic deck once they have a general starting point?